Help Us Bring Our Brother Back

Recently, our brother Scott is faced with a challenge that is far too great to overcome without the help of family, friends, and even strangers. After having difficulty breathing, it turned into something far more serious. He went though medical testing and was diagnosed with arterial heart disease and had to have by-pass surgery to replace four blocked arteries. However, after he came home he began to bleed internally and became unresponsive as the ambulance took him back to the hospital. He almost lost his life due to the loss of blood. After a scope failed, the surgeons were able to stop the bleeds in his stomach through invasive surgery. We are thankful they were able to stop the bleeding but Scott remains in critical condition, still facing an uphill battle in recovery.

Unfortunately, Scott’s health insurance plan carries a   high deductible and has now expired. He may be not be eligible for coverage again until January 1st, which will leave him responsible for the high deductibles and other catastrophic costs that may not be covered. 
If you asked any of our brother Scott’s family or friends, they would be the first to tell you that he is one of the most caring and likable people you will ever meet. He has a witty, dry sense of humor and fun-loving personality that touches everyone around him. He loves sports and is a devoted father who travels far and wide to attend his daughter Brittany’s Lacrosse tournaments.

The $10,000 may be conservative but we would appreciate any help to offset our brother’s lost income, high deductibles and medical costs and continuing therapy/care necessary for his recovery that insurance will not cover. The money raised will be given to Scott, and together, with the help of his loved ones and community, we can ease his financial burden as he heals from this unexpected and life-threatening ordeal.  We thank you for your help.
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Cyndy Frankenfeld Canada 
Council Bluffs, IA
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